Biography

When Tosin Abasi released his debut solo album under the moniker ANIMALS AS LEADERS in 2009, few would have predicted the band's meteoric rise over the next two years. Although Abasi earned acclaim as the lead guitarist in the Washington, D.C.-based metalcore act Reflux, it was still a long-shot that an instrumental album of progressive metal with jazz, electronic and ambient flourishes would develop anything more than a cult following.

Fast-forward two-plus years to "Weightless," the group's sophomore effort, and ANIMALS AS LEADERS is revered worldwide as a trailblazing pioneer of modern heavy music. The group's genre-defying compositions have earned extensive praise - Steve Vai called the band "the future of creative, heavy virtuoso guitar playing," and MetalSucks recently ranked Abasi #2 on their list of modern metal's top guitarists - and the diversity of their music has enabled them to tour with a wide variety of acts, including Deftones, Underoath, Meshuggah, Circa Survive, BTBAM, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and The Faceless.

In 2013, Ibanez proudly unveiled Tosin's signature 8-string guitar, the TAM100 to widespread acclaim. Tosin's TAM10, a more affordable signature model, made its debut in 2014, alongside the bands 3rd CD release, "The Joy Of Motion."

Videos

Artist Schedule

01 Nov. 2017PolyphiaThe FleeceBristolUnited Kingdom
01 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersThe Vic TheatreChicago, ILU.S.A.
01 Nov. 2017VolumesHouse of BluesHouston, TXU.S.A.
02 Nov. 2017PolyphiaMama Roux'sBirminghamUnited Kingdom
02 Nov. 2017Volumes House of BluesNew Orleans, LAU.S.A.
03 Nov. 2017PolyphiaStereoGlasgowUnited Kingdom
03 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersThe IntersectionGrand Rapids, MIU.S.A.
04 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersSaint Andrews HallDetroit, MIU.S.A.
05 Nov. 2017PolyphiaO2 Academy 2 OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
05 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersLondon Music HallLondon, ONU.S.A.
07 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersThe NorVaNorfolk, VAU.S.A.
08 Nov. 2017CarnifexThe Syndicate LoungeBirmingham, ALU.S.A.
09 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersPlaystation TheaterNew York, NYU.S.A.
10 Nov. 2017CarnifexMasqueradeAtlanta, GAU.S.A.
10 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersLupo'sProvidence, RIU.S.A.
11 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersElectric FactoryPhiladelphia, PAU.S.A.
11 Nov. 2017CarnifexState TheaterSt. Petersburg, FLU.S.A.
12 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersStage AEPittsburgh, PAU.S.A.
12 Nov. 2017CarnifexThe GroundMiami, FLU.S.A.
14 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersThe MasqueradeAtlanta, GAU.S.A.
14 Nov. 2017CarnifexThe UndergroundCharlotte, NCU.S.A.
15 Nov. 2017CarnifexShaka'sVirginia Beach, VAU.S.A.
15 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersMarathon Music WorksNashville, TNU.S.A.
16 Nov. 2017CarnifexSoundstageBaltimore, MDU.S.A.
17 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersAlamo City Music HallSan Antonio, TXU.S.A.
17 Nov. 2017CarnifexThe ChancePoughkeepsie, NYU.S.A.
18 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersGas Monkey LiveDallas, TXU.S.A.
18 Nov. 2017CarnifexReverbReading, PAU.S.A.
19 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersWhite Oak Music HallHouston, TXU.S.A.
19 Nov. 2017CarnifexFete Music HallProvidence, RIU.S.A.
21 Nov. 2017PolyphiaCCOLyonFrance
21 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersThe MarqueePhoenix, AZU.S.A.
21 Nov. 2017CarnifexThe CrofootPontiac, MIU.S.A.
22 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersBrooklyn BowlLas Vegas, NVU.S.A.
22 Nov. 2017CarnifexMontage Music HallRochester, NYU.S.A.
23 Nov. 2017CarnifexOpera HouseTorontoCanada
24 Nov. 2017CarnifexThe OutpostKent, OHU.S.A.
24 Nov. 2017PolyphiaCONNEXION LIVEToulouseFrance
24 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersThe WilternLos Angeles, CAU.S.A.
25 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersThe Regency BallroomSan Francisco, CAU.S.A.
25 Nov. 2017CarnifexOddbody'sDayton, OHU.S.A.
26 Nov. 2017PolyphiaFerrailleurNantesFrance
26 Nov. 2017CarnifexThe ForgeJoliet, ILU.S.A.
27 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersCrystal BallroomPortland, ORU.S.A.
27 Nov. 2017PolyphiaBackstage By The MillParisFrance
28 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersCommodore BallroomVancouver, CanadaU.S.A.
28 Nov. 2017PolyphiaSALLE LE GRILLENColmarFrance
28 Nov. 2017CarnifexThe CaboozeMinneapolis, MNU.S.A.
29 Nov. 2017Animals As LeadersThe ShowboxSeattle, WAU.S.A.
29 Nov. 2017CarnifexApollo TheaterBelvidere, ILU.S.A.
30 Nov. 2017CarnifexVal Air BallroomDes Moines, IAU.S.A.
01 Dec. 2017CarnifexGranada TheaterLawrence, KSU.S.A.
01 Dec. 2017Animals As LeadersThe Complex (The Grand)Salt Lake City, UTU.S.A.
02 Dec. 2017Animals As LeadersOgden TheatreDenver, COU.S.A.
02 Dec. 2017CarnifexSummit Music HallDenver, COU.S.A.
03 Dec. 2017CarnifexTop DeckFarmington, NMU.S.A.
05 Dec. 2017CarnifexRegent TheaterLos Angeles, CAU.S.A.
06 Dec. 2017CarnifexGlasshousePomona, CAU.S.A.
08 Dec. 2017CarnifexClub RedMesa, AZU.S.A.
09 Dec. 2017CarnifexTricky FallsEl Paso, TXU.S.A.
11 Dec. 2017CarnifexGas MonkeyDallas, TXU.S.A.
12 Dec. 2017CarnifexDiamond BallroomOklahoma City, OKU.S.A.
13 Dec. 2017CarnifexCome and Take it LiveAustin, TXU.S.A.
14 Dec. 2017CarnifexScout BarHouston, TXU.S.A.
15 Dec. 2017CarnifexHi ToneMemphis, TNU.S.A.
16 Dec. 2017CarnifexThe InternationalKnoxville, TNU.S.A.
05 Jan. 2018August Burns RedMetropolis(M-Telus)MontrealCanada
06 Jan. 2018August Burns RedDanforth Music HallTorontoCanada
07 Jan. 2018August Burns RedStage AEPittsburgh, PAU.S.A.
09 Jan. 2018August Burns RedHouse Of BluesCleveland, OHU.S.A.
10 Jan. 2018August Burns RedThe CrofootPontiac, MIU.S.A.
11 Jan. 2018August Burns RedHouse Of BluesChicago, ILU.S.A.
12 Jan. 2018August Burns RedThe RaveMilwaukee, WIU.S.A.
13 Jan. 2018August Burns RedCaboozeMinneapolis, MNU.S.A.
14 Jan. 2018August Burns RedThe GarrickWinnipegCanada
16 Jan. 2018August Burns RedUnion HallEdmontonCanada
17 Jan. 2018August Burns RedThe PalaceCalgaryCanada
19 Jan. 2018August Burns RedVogue TheatreVancouverCanada
20 Jan. 2018August Burns RedThe Showbox MarketSeattle, WAU.S.A.
21 Jan. 2018August Burns RedRoselandPortland, ORU.S.A.
23 Jan. 2018August Burns RedAce Of SpadesSacramento, CAU.S.A.
24 Jan. 2018August Burns RedHouse Of BluesSan Diego, CAU.S.A.
25 Jan. 2018August Burns RedBelasco TheatreLos Angeles, CAU.S.A.
26 Jan. 2018August Burns RedThe MarqueePhoenix, AZU.S.A.
27 Jan. 2018August Burns RedHistoric El ReyAlbuquerque, NMU.S.A.
29 Jan. 2018August Burns RedSummit Music HallDenver, COU.S.A.
30 Jan. 2018August Burns RedGranada TheaterLawrence, KSU.S.A.
31 Jan. 2018August Burns RedReady RoomSt Louis, MOU.S.A.
01 Feb. 2018August Burns RedNew DaisyMemphis, TNU.S.A.
02 Feb. 2018August Burns RedGas Monkey LiveDallas, TXU.S.A.
03 Feb. 2018August Burns RedWarehouse LiveHouston, TXU.S.A.
04 Feb. 2018August Burns RedEmo'SAustin, TXU.S.A.
06 Feb. 2018August Burns RedThe Ritz YborTampa, FLU.S.A.
07 Feb. 2018August Burns RedRevolution LiveFt Lauderdale, FLU.S.A.
08 Feb. 2018August Burns RedThe BeachamOrlando, FLU.S.A.
09 Feb. 2018August Burns RedMasqueradeAtlanta, GAU.S.A.
10 Feb. 2018August Burns RedArizona Pete'SGreensboro, NCU.S.A.
11 Feb. 2018August Burns RedMarathon Music WorksNashville, TNU.S.A.
13 Feb. 2018August Burns RedThe NorvaNorfolk, VAU.S.A.
14 Feb. 2018August Burns RedSound StageBaltimore, MDU.S.A.
15 Feb. 2018August Burns RedStarland BallroomSayreville, NJU.S.A.
16 Feb. 2018August Burns RedPalladiumWorcester, MAU.S.A.
17 Feb. 2018August Burns RedIrving PlazaNew York, NYU.S.A.
18 Feb. 2018August Burns RedThe TlaPhiladelphia, PAU.S.A.
08 Mar. 2018August Burns RedSchlachtofWeisbadenGermany
09 Mar. 2018August Burns RedSporthalleHamburgGermany
10 Mar. 2018August Burns RedTradgarnGothenburgGermany
11 Mar. 2018August Burns RedFryshusetStockholmSweden
12 Mar. 2018August Burns RedPumpehusetCopenhagenDenmark
14 Mar. 2018August Burns RedRoxyPragueCzech Republic
15 Mar. 2018August Burns RedBarba Negra Music ClubBudapestHungary
16 Mar. 2018August Burns RedZenithMunichGermany
17 Mar. 2018August Burns RedSchleyerhalleStuttgartGermany
18 Mar. 2018August Burns RedAb ClubBrusselsBelgium
19 Mar. 2018August Burns RedCapitolHannoverGermany
20 Mar. 2018August Burns RedTivoliUtrechtNetherlands
21 Mar. 2018August Burns RedGarageSaarbruckenGermany
22 Mar. 2018August Burns RedUsineGeneva,Switzerland
23 Mar. 2018August Burns RedLe MetronumToulouseFrance
24 Mar. 2018August Burns RedSala ButMadridSpain
25 Mar. 2018August Burns RedSala RazzmatazBarcelonaSpain
27 Mar. 2018August Burns RedLe MachineParisFrance
28 Mar. 2018August Burns RedVolkshausZurichSwitzerland
29 Mar. 2018August Burns RedGasometerViennaAustria
30 Mar. 2018August Burns RedHuxleysBerlinGermany
31 Mar. 2018August Burns RedPalladiumCologneGermany
01 Apr. 2018August Burns RedThuringhalleErfurtGermany

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